Good Practices: virtual metrics – part 2

We previously discussed the theoretical part of the virtual metric.
Let’s start now some practical exercises!
In this new article, you will find examples of configuration step by step so that you can incorporate on your platform supervision.
To help you to familiarize yourself little by little with virtual metrics, we present use cases from simple to more difficult.

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Good Practices: Virtual metrics – Part 1

Today, you use Centreon to monitor the reliability of your IT and to alert you during a break in service. But how to predict future alerts of services or indicators?
It would be nice to provide that in a month, the disk will be full or in two weeks, the maximum number of users on your web server may be reached, etc.

Note that it is possible to create curves forecast on the use of disk space, memory and CPU usage, etc. These curves allow you to make forecasts on specific indicators, but not only!

Indeed if you want to configure the ninety-fifth percentile, you can do this with the virtual metric.
In this article we will see how to use virtual metrics to create forecast curves in Centreon.

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Good Practices : How to develop monitoring plugin Nagios?

As you know, Centreon provides a number of plugins for certain pollers. But it is possible that you need to monitor specific equipment on your platform that Centreon team doesn’t know. By searching on the Internet, you will be able to find the right plugin, but sometimes it won’t meet all your needs. So you will have to develop your own plugin. No worries, you can do it easily, even if you are not a professional developer. The aim of this article is to give you the best practices to develop monitoring plugin.

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